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This week in sport ...
· Sport England supports your sports clubs with the launch of Club Matters 12th Feb;
A simple and free tool which provides support, learning and guidance on all aspects of running a sports club.
· England Netball announced as host for 2019 Netball World Cup in the hope to continue the legacy from 2012.The tournament will be staged at ACC Liverpool, a venue which has seen the host nation lift their first ever major silverware following a World Netball Series victory in 2011.
· UK Sport announces £2.3 million boost to sports on the road to Rio. The Annual Review results in7sports receiving an investment increase, including5Paralympic sports, increasing the number of British sports bidding for medals in Rio 2016.
· BT becomes an official sponsor of GB Wheelchair Rugby . BT has expanded its commitment to disability sport by announcing a new three year partnership that will see the telecommunications brand become the official principal partner of GB Wheelchair Rugby, as well as the Official Communications Partner.
· Grassroots football to benefit from £17 million investment. The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund’s latest funding round. The Fund aims to improve the experience for regular grassroots players and attract new players by providing more high quality facilities, coupled with the best possible age-appropriate coaching.
· ‘Raising the Heartbeat of the Nation' free launch event 18th Feb. "We want to see a society where, from the day they learn to walk until the day they take their last steps, people have the confidence, opportunity and motivation to participate in sport and recreation.”
· Sportivate report highlights youth participation in sport. Sport England announces that the four-year target has been exceeded by over 22%. Since its launch 416,500 people have completes a Sportivate project but the gender gap is still a raise for concern.
· Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has spelt it out: retiring from sport can be a traumatic loss. Research reveals that when participation in sport stops, either temporarily or permanently, professional and elite-level athletes can experience the same psychological stages as people grieving the loss of a loved one.